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Make a smile Foundation

The family of Matthew Walklins


Create a Smile

Create-A-Smile History
Firefighters see the worst society has to offer, sadly, sometimes on a daily basis. They respond to calls with many tasks to accomplish in a critically short amount of time. Developing a strategy and executing it, whether it is for fighting a fire or a technical rescue, can take as short as 20 minutes from getting the call to the end of the call. However, the call doesn’t end after the fire is put out or someone has been rescued from a totaled car. Often times, fire fighters leave a scene knowing that the victims they are leaving will have a lot of heart ache, recovery and work ahead of them.

It was a gruesome call that inspired the Redwood City Firefighter's Association to launch their efforts to develop the foundation they call, “Create-A-Smile.” Engine 9, Shift B, responded to a medical aid call back in 1993. The details of this call are horrific and the brutality of it is hard to describe. A four-year-old girl had been kidnapped, raped, beaten, and thrown from a car in the parking lot of a storage facility on Hansen Street in Redwood City. She had been abandoned and wasn’t discovered until the next morning. This was a traumatic event that was discussed at length after the crew left the scene.

Captain Meisenbach recalls his feelings from that day, “The most overwhelming feeling I had was that something needed to be done to help the victim (family included) immediately.” Knowing that there are agencies that help victims wasn’t enough. He continued, “There are a lot of programs and agencies that provide services in an ‘official way’ but there was an immediate need that the bureaucracy was not meeting. We decided to bring the victim a huge basket of toys to somehow start the healing process for the family.”

That was the birth of Create-A-Smile. More discussion followed about how to bridge the gap between donors and victims. The fire service is a natural bridge between the two because of the constant contact fire fighters have with people in the community. The scope has expanded to supporting other charities that work at creating smiles. Create-A-Smile is recognized county- wide as a leader in community support.

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